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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Easy-to-use, Autonomous Bin-picking and Assembly Operations for the Manufacturing Industry

    SBC: Robotic Materials Inc.            Topic: None

    We will develop a series of object manipulation primitives to pick up and assemble standard mechanical parts such as screws, gears and pulleys that can be configured without any programming skills. Building up on a smart robotic gripper, 3D perception and machine learning algorithms, we will design a graphical user interface for the Universal Robot E-Series that allows an user to label arbitrary 3 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Developing Silicon Nanowire Sensors to Measuring Host-Cell Proteins at a Biomanufacturing Line

    SBC: Advanced Silicon Group            Topic: None

    Our biosensor is made of silicon nanowire arrays functionalized with antibodies to measure the concentration of specific proteins. In this grant we will take a sensor that has been demonstrated for use in measuring a set of generic host cell proteins and we will apply the sensor to measure a set of proteins for a specific cell line. In doing so, we will demonstrate the utility of our sensor to be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Advanced Interference Mitigation Technologies for Wideband Tactical Radios

    SBC: Metamagnetics Inc.            Topic: SOCOM183002

    Metamagnetics proposes to demonstrate innovative methods of protecting receivers from large interference signals and associated intermodulation distortion (IMD) products. This solution will be applicable to a wide variety of fielded and next-generation tactical communications radios. First, we will conduct a systems study to evaluate the trade space of state-of-the-art (SOTA) hardware and software ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. Daytime Marker

    SBC: Forward Photonics LLC            Topic: SOCOM173001

    There exists a challenge in observing laser designated targets in full daylight conditions for currently fielded near-infrared (NIR) laser designators. The visibility difficulty arises primarily from the significant background signal produced by the sun, which closely mimics the spectral signature of a blackbody . By extending the wavelength region in which laser designators/markers operate into t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. Automated Synthetic Shortwave Infrared Image Creation From Near Wave Infrared and Electro Optical Imagery

    SBC: SOLID STATE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM191002

    This effort will demonstrate the feasibility an innovative and automated workflow that ingests electro-optical visible-light imagery and Near Infrared (NIR) satellite imagery and to produce synthetic Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) images in an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GEOTIFF compliant data format standard for use with Infrared (IR) scene projectors employed by United States military flight sim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  6. Low Profile Night Vision Goggle Mounting Solution

    SBC: Wilcox Industries Corp.            Topic: SOCOM191003

    Under Phase I, a feasibility study will consider key system trades to meet the goals of the program. The goals include development of three innovative concepts for a new low profile night vision goggle (NVG) mounting solution with 2 or 3 positions, which are operationally suitable/applicable to the specified NVGs and ballistic helmets. These creative design concepts will reduce the systems profile ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  7. Development of Military Tactical Eyewear with an Active Anti-fogging System

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM18003

    The military combat eye protection (MCEP) program is designed to protect our soldiers' eyes from the external threats of fragmentation, electromagnetic radiation, wind, dust, sand, etc. and greatly improve both safety and operational effectiveness. However, the goggles and spectacles on the Militarys authorized protective eyewear list (APEL) are only effective if the soldier is wearing them. Foggi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  8. Compact Vapor Cell Technology for Rydberg‐Atom RF Metrology

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: NA

    ColdQuanta seeks to develop compact, stemless vapor cells designed specifically for high-accuracy RF electric field (E-field) metrology with Rydberg atoms. Sensors utilizing these vapor cells can take advantage of Rydberg atoms’ exceptional sensitivity to RF, microwave, and millimeter radiation between 1 and 1000 GHz. Featuring resolutions down to the uV/cm level, the accuracy of these devices w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Measuring the Concentration of Host-cell Proteins in Biomanufacturing Using Silicon Nanowire Array Sensors

    SBC: Advanced Silicon Group            Topic: NA

    Our innovation is a low cost, sensitive, quantitative biosensor that can detect many biomarkers on the same chip. Our sensor consists of vertically aligned silicon nanowires. The silicon nanowires’ high surface area to volume ratio makes them sensitive to the environment around them and can thus lead to high sensitivity detection. Each of the nanowires can be functionalized to be sensitive to ei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Shallow Water Bathymetric Survey Systems

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 829

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: Ship groundings can cause sever environmental damage to the delicate ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrass beds, and beaches. At present, survey work is performed by hand – a method that is inefficient and difficult to perform reliably. Improved bottom survey tools are clearly needed to evaluate the extent and type of damage and assist in determining remediation efforts. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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